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Istanbul Harmony Hostel Reviews

Hüdavendıgar Cad. No: 20 Sirkeci / Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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91%

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997 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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94%

I stayed in harmony hostel with a friend for a week. It's right in the centre of the historic heart of istanbul. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. There is a rooftop terrace with a lovely view over the golden horn to one side and aya Sofia to the other. The terrace is what really makes this hostel great are the delicious meals that are cooked by Saad every night. Eating together every night makes this hostel feel like home very quickly.

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Merhaba! Harmony lives up to it's name! Everything runs smoothly at this hostel. A real good staff with awesome guests whom come to this hostel located steps away from the cultural centre of Istanbul. The best part is the synergy that is created in the morning with all the guests sharing breakfast together on the roof top terrace! Güele! Güle! Amagi Patrick


71%

This place is ok, but I'd probably book elsewhere next time. I was just a little put off by the cleanliness of our bathroom (hairs on the sink didn't move for days, despite seeing the cleaner in there). Also found the staff a little short at times, but I don't think it was intentional. It is in a good area, beds are good, and breakfast is also good.


100%

Rooms were spacious with plenty of light, very comfortable. Dinner every night was incredible. Staff felt like family. Had a wonderful experience. Would recommend to any of my friends.

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The staff were friendly and helpful, and the nights that they made dinner the food was really good!! There's a nice terrace with a view of Hagia Sofia and it's close to all of the major attractions. The under bed storage was also a really cool feature! The only drawback was that the wifi didn't work too well and you could only get it on one floor. Otherwise I really enjoyed my stay!


97%

Fantastically friendly, helpful, and conveniently located. Wonderful sense of community. Met with swiss, Aussie, Pakistan, israel, us, African, and Malaysian and had some great conversations


100%

Best staff in the world!!! :)

  • 2nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great rooftop terrace is ideal for meeting fellow travelers. Might look a bit run down, but there is definitely method and charm to the madness. Would stay here again.


89%

The hostel is conveniently located to all there is to see in Istanbul. The rooftop bar is a great area just to chill and have a few drinks. The staff were so friendly and they make the most delicious meals for dinner. The bar tender Mel, is extremely helpful and made the stay very enjoyable.


100%

I ended up staying 4 days longer because of this hostel. It's perfect in every sense! Centrally located easy to get to the main attractions. Dorms are spacious and very clean. The meals served are reasonably priced. Best of all are the staff. Hussein and Ahmed are wonders at helping you plan your time in Istanbul. Multilingual and knowledgable about where to go and what to see. Thanks for everything you guys do! You really are the best!


97%

This hostel was one of my best stays in my trip through Europe and it has everything to do with the staff. Melin is an angel! She is a true host organising the evenings festivities, bringing people together & making everyone feel at home. Assad is the jam to your donought. He cooked every night making fantastic local and international dishes for dinner so if you want a quiet night in with great food with a view then look no further. Hussein will sort you out perfectly.110% to the staff!


100%

Good vibes, clean & perfect location. Had a great week - Will stay again! Melim & the staff are some of the best, the reason for staying on. We planned to stay 3 nights but stayed 6. Some of the highlights; delicious cheap dinners on the rooftop, all the sights at your door step, friendly helpful staff, clean rooms & bathrooms. Thank you Melim & Harmony Hostel!


100%

Very helpful and friendly staff. The Australian bar tender (volunteer) was very informative. The front desk staff was sometimes too overworked but always kept a great attitude and sense of humor towards guests. Location was at the center of Istanbul tourism. The terrace made a great sociable atmosphere as well.


94%

This is an excellent hostel which is very centrally located, has a great roof terrace with a view of Hagia Sophia, and a generous breakfast. The staff were great and very helpful with logistics. Melin was particularly helpful with suggested activities and made a real effort to socialise and make everyone feel at home. This makes for a great atmosphere on the terrace :)


94%

Good location, easy to reach with public transport, 5 minutes walk from Blue Mosque. Nice and helpfull staff, thanks Melin and Hussein. Best feature is propably the roof terrace with bar, good to relaxe and enjoy the view over the city. Good value for money in an expensive city. Cleaniness is good, they have a cleaning lady coming over each morning. The bathrooms and showers could use some renovations though. It was my second time there and I would defenitly stay there again.


100%

Stay here! Best hostel I have had in a while. The staff was helpful, the environment was awesome and you cannot beat the location. Loved it!


100%

I had a fanastic few nights here. Friendly people that work here, always greeted me asking how my day was going and where i have been. Great upstairs terrace to socialise with others staying in the hostel. Staff were helpful with any questions i had. Room was good, storage under beds to keep all my things out of the way. Includes a Turkish breakfast to start the day. Great location. If i go back to Istanbul ill be staying here again.

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Lovely hostel with lovely stuff members! I booked for 2 nights but ended up staying a week ! The terrace has great view with a nice vibe. I couldnt sleep well on my 2nd night coz of a guy snoring in a bed next to mine and asked to change the room, Ahmed was so kind to go through the trouble. Melin is super nice and is willing to make your stay at the hostel pleasant. Plus, the location cannot be better. :)

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

A perfect place to stay.. location is awesome and there is a gorgeous rooftop where you can have beers and great conversation with guests. I highly recommend this hostel. And stuff was very helpful. They even gave us free dinner one evening!!! Same same but different :)


86%

Had an excellent time hanging at harmony hostel! Staff were chilled out and fun, had some great chats with Melin, Atefeh, and Ahmed all really lovely people. There's a nice rooftop with great views of Taksim and Sultanahmet, good place to hang out with fellow travellers at night. Decent turkish breakfast included. Great value for money for the middle of Sultanahmet, plus easy access to ferries to explore the Anatolian side too. Thanks gang!

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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